Runners have raised over £6,000 for an emergency medical care charity.

On Sunday, September 13, a team of twelve runners undertook the 13.1-mile Great North Run to raise money for BEEP Doctors.

Runners who took part were made up of individuals and a corporate team from Dodd & Co, an accounting company based in Penrith and Carlisle.

They raised £5,527 by taking part in the Great North Run.

Also taking part were Jo Holme and Alice Wilkinson as individual runners, who both completed the run and raised £485 between them.

Heidi Marshall, one of the Partner’s from Dodd & Co commented: “It was lovely to be part of something again and run the Great North Run as a team and to raise money for the BEEP Doctors too.

"It was a great feeling on the day to be part of the crowd again.

"We had team members in different waves, but the camaraderie between us all was fantastic and knowing we had raised so much for charity kept us going around the route!”

Theo Weston, Chairman of the BEEP Doctors commented: “I want to personally thank all twelve runners who took on this incredible challenge on behalf of the BEEP Doctors.

"Every penny raised means so much to all our doctors."

BEEP Doctors are currently fundraising to provide essential lifesaving equipment for their team of volunteer doctors.

They said It takes over £30,000 a year just to keep the charity going.

They have secured places for the 2022 Great North Run and are signing up runners already in preparation for next year in September.